2017 Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region

Mohawk-Hudson_Region_Richard_Barlow_chalk_illustration

Among the works in this year's exhibition is this chalk mural by Richard Barlow

The 2017 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region opens this weekend at the Albany Institute. The annual exhibit is now in its 81st year and it's said to be the longest running annual juried exhibition in the country. It's open to artists living within 100 miles of Albany and Glens Falls.

The exhibit includes 87 works from 32 artists. They were selected by this year's juror -- Jack Shear, a photographer, curator, and president of the Ellsworth Kelly Foundation -- from a pool of 600 works submitted by 268 artists. The pieces range from paintings to sculptures to mixed-media works.

The annual exhibit rotates among the The Hyde Collection, the University Art Museum at UAlbany, and the Albany Institute. Each year the institutions acquire pieces from the exhibit for their collections. The Albany Institute has put on display some of the works it's acquired over the years at the head of this year's exhibit.

When you stop by for a look, also wander through the institute's adjacent gallery of 19th century sculpture. Shear has directed a temporary re-installation of the pieces there to provide a different perspective on them.

The 2017 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region is on display at the Albany Institute through September 3. There opening ceremony and awards reception was Friday evening. And there's a series of gallery talks with some of the artists throughout the summer. That schedule is below.

Gallery talks

Talks are at 6 pm.

July 7
Susan Berger
Janet Cooper
Kerry Furlani
Tom Santelli
Laura Christensen
Jeanne Finley

August 4
Richard Garrison
Paul Sattler
Mame Kennedy
George Dirolf

September 1
Emily Dorr
Victoria Palermo
Barbara Todd
Paul Mauren
Jane Bloodgood-Abrams
Tatana Kellner

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Gawking at those Nipper statues that now dot downtown Albany

We got a chance during the past week to check out the new "Downtown is Pawsome" statues in downtown Albany as they sit in their... (more)

"It starts with asking yourself: Do you want families downtown and in urban places?"

At Vox there's been an interesting conversation between Dave Roberts and Brent Toderian, who was Vancouver's chief planner for many years. And this segment --... (more)

Albany testing system for paying for parking by mobile app and license plate

You can now pay to park in part of downtown Albany via mobile app. The Albany Parking Authority launched a pilot program Monday to test... (more)

Kennedy of Albany: A Writer and His City premieres tonight

A reminder that the new WHMT doc about William Kennedy -- Kennedy of Albany: A Writer and His City -- premieres tonight (Monday) at... (more)

Morning Blend

Fall from Great Escape ride A teen fell 25 feet from the Sky Ride chair lift ride at the Great Escape Saturday evening, a incident... (more)

Recent Comments

I am Dominican so I totally relate. I have thick curly hair (3c) and some of the hair professionals in this area do wonders with fine curly hair but have no idea what to do with thick (ethnic) hair. For the longest I had to take trips to NYC to get my hair done until I found Islenia (you can find her as "Hair by Islenia" in Facebook).She has been doing my hair for over 10 ears and she is excellent! ...

Gawking at those Nipper statues that now dot downtown Albany

...has 1 comment, most recently from Jeff W

Albany testing system for paying for parking by mobile app and license plate

...has 5 comments, most recently from beavis518

The week ahead

...has 1 comment, most recently from Martha dedrick

The carousel at the NYS Museum

...has 7 comments, most recently from Sarah

Restaurants with really good dining experiences, not necessarily fancy?

...has 33 comments, most recently from Dot Beech